University of Illinois

University of Illinois

Two top scientists picked as new UI vice presidents

Two internationally renowned scientists – a geneticist from Urbana and a medical researcher from Chicago – will fill vice presidencies at the University of Illinois, at least on an interim basis.

Classes to resume at UI on Thursday; Danville schools to be closed

UPDATED 9:10 p.m.

Schools, many government entities and some businesses are closed while East Central Illinois copes with the effects of a major winter storm.

Faculty committee presses Hogan on status of Urbana campus

URBANA – The disagreement was over one small line at the bottom of the University of Illinois diploma, but it symbolized a general unease over the status of the Urbana-Champaign campus.

UI suggests turbine could be moved

URBANA – As the costs of a University of Illinois wind turbine increase, south Urbana residents worried how the turbine would affect their property values brought more questions to a second public meeting on Monday night.

'Grand Re-Opening' set at University YMCA

CHAMPAIGN – There are no changes to the familiar wood-paneled walls, no changes in a thoughtful, energized atmosphere with a nose of Thai cookery.

But with new elevators and an exterior stairway, the 70-year-old University YMCA is more accessible to all of its users.

UI not interested in hosting '12 presidential debate

Large auditorium? Check. Lots of parking? Check. A nearby airport and interstate? Check.

Three thousand hotel rooms? There are 3,469 in the county, says Cory Hatfield, the sales director of the Champaign County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Air-conditioning? Not so much.

The University of Illinois has been invited to host a 2012 presidential debate.

Service workers union votes to authorize strike

URBANA – A University of Illinois union voted overwhelmingly Friday to authorize a strike if its leaders deem that step necessary.

Ricky Baldwin, a field organizer for Service Employees International Union Local 73 said 98 percent of its food service workers and 94 percent of its building service workers voted to authorize a strike after negotiating for over six months.

UI sets next meeting on wind turbine in Urbana

URBANA – The University of Illinois will hold a second public meeting next week to update residents whose homes could lie in the shadow of a proposed 400-foot wind turbine just south of the city limits.

The meeting will convene on Monday at 7 p.m. at the Urbana Civic Center, 108 E. Water St.

Capital projects in East Central Illinois

Area projects financed through the state’s $31 billion capital improvement program struck down this week by an Illinois appellate court include: 


Learning Resource and Research Center Building at the Illinois Fire Service Institute

the dedication of the new Learning Resource and Research Center Building at the Illinois Fire Service Institute on UI campus in Champaign on Friday, Jan. 28, 2011.